When you think of quality family time, most likely you think of things like vacations, family game nights, or family movie nights. But there are other ways that you and your family can spend some quality time together.
Let’s take a look at four family activities to get everyone involved.
Ideas include washing the family car, changing the oil, or getting involved in a more serious repair, taking care of your vehicles can be a great family activity. It teaches kids the value of hard work as well as instilling the skills required for them to one day take care of their own vehicles. It also saves money and time over sending the vehicle out for these things.
Learning how to take care of your home is another valuable skill kids can learn from family time. Some repairs may require an expert’s assistance, like plumbing or electrical. But others, such as roof repair, can easily be done yourself. Even little kids can get in on it. They can pass tools and materials up the ladder to mom and/or dad on the roof.
Fun family activities can be as simple as getting involved in the community.
Volunteering is a wonderful, whole family activity. Organizations may have age requirements that you’ll need to look into, but you can do things on your own, too. Things, like offering to grocery shop for an elderly neighbor. Maintain her yard, are things you can do without the help of an organization. Adopting a section of road and keeping it clean of litter is another.
Barring any allergies or pet restrictions where you live, fostering animals can be a beautiful family activity. The whole family can get in on cleaning, feeding, watering, and play with the pet. There usually aren’t any long-term commitments, as you are only fostering the animal until a permanent home is found. It can also be a great way of giving your kids the pets they desire without committing to something long-term if you’re not sure how the kids will do with caring for an animal.
Quality time with the family is always welcomed. When you have new, creative ways to find that quality time, it becomes an even more enjoyable time. It never hurts to think outside the box for unique, productive ways to get things done while still getting that quality time that everyone in the family seeks.
What are your favorite family activities to do together?
This is a guest post: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook